Male Nude Art History Features A Lot of "Put A Fig Leaf Over That Shit"

A new exhibit called "Naked Men" (yeah, but tell me what it's ABOUT) opened yesterday at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, featuring about 300 pieces that serve as a chronological journey through the male nude in Western art — but after numerous complaints about the Leopold's print ads, which featured three naked men… »10/20/12 5:15pm10/20/12 5:15pm

Could This 'Younger, Happier' Mona Lisa Be a Legit Da Vinci?

The Mona Lisa Foundation, a Zurich‭-based consortium that knows absolutely nothing of this Illuminati that you keep bringing up, will be unveiling a painting of a "younger, happier" looking Mona Lisa that they believe was painted by Da Vinci 10 years prior to the older, wiser Mona Lisa that we all know and love. »9/27/12 12:40pm9/27/12 12:40pm

A History Of Fashion's Appropriation Of Art [NSFW]

For Christian Louboutin's latest lookbook, photographer Peter Lippmann used models to essentially recreate iconic works from art history: Whistler's Mother, Francisco de Zurbarán's St. Dorothy, and here, Jean-Marc Nattier's 1738 Portrait of the Marquise D'Antin. And added, you know, really expensive shoes. It's an old… »6/22/11 6:10pm6/22/11 6:10pm

Think Mary looks a little mannish in this painting by Raphael?
Think Mary looks a little mannish in this painting »10/06/08 1:20pm10/06/08 1:20pm by Raphael? You're not alone — in , feminist art historian Mary Garrard points out that Rafael used a male model for the Virgin. She also argues that in taking masculinized form, Mary "loses her maternity — birth-giving, the one thing men couldn't do — which is her…

Past Tense Perfect: Floating Through History With Dior Couture

Is there anyone whose love of women matches that of John Galliano channeling Christian Dior? [Um, Jack Nicholson? -Ed.] Galliano's Fall 2007 couture collection for the House of Dior's 60th anniversary — shown in Paris yesterday — was one long and winding love letter to the female form and the way it has been encased,… »7/03/07 12:27pm7/03/07 12:27pm